Hundreds turn up for motorcade carrying fallen Texas soldier

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  • carneyman

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    Feb 23, 2008
    ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of people holding American flags lined a highway in Southeast Texas today to show their respect for a Texas solider who died last week in Iraq.
    The body of 26-year-old First Lieutenant Timothy Cunningham traveled by motorcade through Southeast Texas accompanied by police officers and Patriot Guard Riders, who are motorcyclists who attend funerals of fallen soldiers. Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow in suburban Houston.
    Cunningham died last week when his vehicle rolled over into a canal in Golden Hills, Iraq. The U.S. Military Academy graduate had a degree in nuclear engineering and had completed U.S. Army Ranger school.
    He is survived by his wife, Samantha Cunningham, and his 1-year-old daughter, Abigail Cunningham.
    Meanwhile Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense said 22-yar-old Sergeant Mark A. Stone of Buchanan Dam died Monday of indirect fire in Baghdad. Stone was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Fort Polk in Louisiana.

    Its sad that he died leaving a wife and an infant, but I'm glad people still showed their support for him. I've done some reading on the Patriot Guard Riders, and they seem like a good group. Hats off to them and all service men and women.

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